I revisited Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom a while back, a movie that I was pretty critical of upon release and that didn’t seem to get a lot of love from Jurassic Park fans in general. On my second viewing, I found a lot to like.
The opening scenes with the Mosasaur and Tyrannosaurus Rex are inventive and tense. The second half plays out like a horror movie. The villain’s plan is suitably grubby and self-serving, while the ending leaves the Jurassic franchise in the most interesting place it has been in five movies. Of course, I was going in with low expectations, but if you have only seen it once, back in 2018 when it was released, I think it is worth your time to rewatch.
The place where it left the Jurassic World franchise, with dinosaurs accidentally released into the wild in the continental USA, will serve as the starting point for the new movie – Jurassic World: Dominion.
Now that movie will be gaining another new cast member. Chris Pratt has taken to Instagram to announce that DeWanda Wise has joined the movie.
Somebody better tell Owen Jones to watch Crocodile Dundee. That’s not a knife. Especially with dinosaurs on the prowl. Wise rose to prominence due to her starring role in Netflix’s She’s Gotta Have It series and, more recently, starred in The Harder They Fall, also for the streamer.
Jurassic World: Dominion features mainstay Jurassic World stars Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Jake Johnson, Omar Sy Daniella Pineda, Justice Smith, and BD Wong.
Original Jurassic Park stars Laura Dern, Sam Neill, and Jeff Goldblum all return in what we are promised are not just cameos. Mamoudou Athie, Dichen Lachman, Scott Haze, and Isabella Sermon join DeWise as new characters.
We know what to expect. The opening scenes, featuring the Jurassic-set prologue and a T-Rex making an appearance at a drive-in movie theater, have already been shared. We have also seen the short film that was released showing the reality of these dinos out in the wild, called Battle At Big Rock.
The film is once again directed by Colin Trevorrow, who co-wrote with Emily Carmichael, based on a story by Derek Conolly and Trevorrow. Executive producers are Trevorrow, Steven Spielberg, and Alexandra Derbyshire.
Jurassic World: Dominion is currently set to debut in theaters on June 10, 2022 after a delay of over a year.